I found a recipe for Pineapple Sandwiches on white bread that was far too sweet. I put some ham on it, and put it on whole grain bread for a slightly healthier alternative that is not nearly so sweet!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the pineapple and sugar. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. When cool, stir in the walnuts.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese to soften, then stir in enough milk to make it easy to spread. Blend in the pineapple mixture. This part can be made the day before if you like.

  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of the pineapple mixture onto one side of 12 slices of bread. Top each one of these with 5 thin slices of ham. Top with remaining bread slices.

Nutrition Facts

470.6 calories; 21.9 g protein; 49.4 g carbohydrates; 61.1 mg cholesterol; 1199.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2015
With these changes: I used lower fat onion and chive cream cheese to make it a little savory 5 large drops of Louisiana hot sauce and 1.5 tsp Splenda with the cooked pineapple. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2012
I love the concept of this sandwich because my family likes ham and pineapple together. As written the cream cheese pineapple mixture is waaaay too sweet and I didn't add the full cup of sugar (I just couldn't do it). I would make it again but would decrease the sugar by half or more. My 9 year old loved it though but it was because it tasted so sweet. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2015
With these changes: I used lower fat onion and chive cream cheese to make it a little savory 5 large drops of Louisiana hot sauce and 1.5 tsp Splenda with the cooked pineapple. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2012
I love the concept of this sandwich because my family likes ham and pineapple together. As written the cream cheese pineapple mixture is waaaay too sweet and I didn't add the full cup of sugar (I just couldn't do it). I would make it again but would decrease the sugar by half or more. My 9 year old loved it though but it was because it tasted so sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2015
With these changes: I used lower fat onion and chive cream cheese to make it a little savory 5 large drops of Louisiana hot sauce and 1.5 tsp Splenda with the cooked pineapple. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2019
I really liked the cream cheese spread. It reminds me of the really good honey almond shmear at Einstein Bagels. I think the spread alone would be really good on a bagel. My mom thought it would be really good just on ham. The sandwich may be better with an open-faced sandwich so it had less bread or maybe more of the insides. I'm not sure but it was still really good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
I loved it as-is but I could also see making this with cubed ham or even chicken for finger sandwiches! Read More